Carlos Jackson

Carlos Jackson, a visual artist and writer, was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. In 2002 he attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and for the 2003-2004 year he held the David Shainberg Endowed Fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA. Between 2004-2015 he served as Founding Director of Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer. Currently, he is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Chicana/o Studies Department.

In the past five years he had numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout the United States. In 2009 he published a book on the history of the Chicana/o Art Movement with the University of Arizona Press titled Chicana and Chicano Art: ProtestArte. In 2011 the University of Illinois, Springfield published a catalog on his artwork titled Mi América/My America: Carlos Jackson and in 2012 he was a featured artist and essayist in the exhibition catalog Estampas de la Raza published by the University of Texas Press.